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13 April 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Numb3rs Fic: An Unscheduled Stop  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #363 - Thirst


Title: An Unscheduled Stop
Pairing/Characters: Don/Billy
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: Stuck in sweltering New Mexico Billy decides to go for a swim
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


About a hundred miles south of Taos, a tip came in: their fugitive was in Arizona.

The only problem was their tip that he was in Texas was only twenty minutes old.

Don said keep going. Billy said turn around. The brass said stay put.

So while agents from Phoenix and El Paso went to check on the tips, Don and Billy were stuck at a podunk diner that back-ended into the only motel for miles.

The iced tea quenched their thirst, but did little to quell the aggressive New Mexico sun once they stepped outside again.

Unwilling to wait outdoors in the heat, Billy paid for a room, figuring they might not get the go ahead to leave until the next day.

Don paced the room, grumbling about wasted time.

Billy just put on his swim trunks and headed for the motel's pool.

Shaking his head at Billy's invitation to join him, Don kept pacing, unwilling to let go of his righteous annoyance.

After twenty minutes the call came in. Evidently the Texas tip had been good. The agents actually found the fugitive and brought him in.

Don figured they'd return to base, but the boss said to stay there long enough for him to check on any new fugitive cases in the region.

Once he got off the call Don waved the phone in his hand at Billy in the pool, to denote that news had come in.

Billy nodded and walked up the steps out of the pool. As the water sluiced down his body in rivulets he used his hands to direct the water off his face and hair down the back of his neck.

The sight of Billy's wet muscular body slowly arising from the blue waters made Don swallow hard: thirsty all over again.

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lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on April 14th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
/chuckle :)
Jestana: Delightedjestana on April 15th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Nummy! :-9 Don, you'd better drag him back to the motel room ASAP. ;)
ladygray99: Donladygray99 on September 14th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
It's a small wonder Don didn't just tackle him right back into the pool.